Man, 65, dies after being hit by train at Archway station
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A 65-year-old man died after being hit by a train at Archway station this afternoon.
Paramedics were called to the Tube station, in Junction Road, at about 4.20pm.
Transport police say the incident isn’t being treated as suspicious, and the man’s family have been informed.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a single responder in a car to the scene.
“We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART) and London’s Air Ambulance.
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“Sadly, a person was found dead at the scene.”
There was a suspended northbound service on the Northern line between Camden Town and High Barnet/Mill Hill East but trains were running on the rest of the line.
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One witness, Sofia, 16, was just stepping onto the platform when the incident happened.
“It was really busy,” she told this paper. “I was about to get on a train. There was a bang. I couldn’t really describe the sound.
“There was shouting and people saying someone had been hit.
“The station was evacuated – I was shaking and still feel worried – you hear about it on the news but never expect to see it.”
Liam Kane, 33, was on the train when the person was hit.
“It was sad,” he said. “Everyone [on the carriage] was quiet.”
He said the driver called it in over the intercom, describing the victim as male.
“It wasn’t nice but I’m OK,” he added. “[I] was pretty disgusted with the attitude of people at the top of the stairs saying they were going to be late home now.”
A BTP spokesperson said: “British Transport Police were called to Archway station following reports that a person had been hit by a train.
“Officers attended the scene, alongside colleagues from the London Ambulance Service. However, a 65-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and their family have been informed.
“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”
If you need to talk to someone, you can contact the charity Samaritans for free confidential emotional support at any time on 116 123.